Thursday, May 5, 2016

Unsung Hero: NBER Conference on Research in Income and Wealth

Here's to the the NBER's ongoing Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW), unsung hero, home of down-and-dirty measurement mavens since 1935.  Yes, since 1935!  Check out Chuck Holten's fascinating CRIW description in the NBER Reporter, and the full list of associated CRIW volumes published. What a stunning record of steady service.

FYI a typical program (in this case, from last summer) appears below.



NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC. 
SI 2015 NBER/CRIW Workshop 
Susanto Basu, Nicholas Bloom, Carol Corrado and Charles R. Hulten, Organizers 
July 13-14, 2015 

Charles B Room
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

PROGRAM


Monday, July 13:
8:30 am
Continental breakfast
9:00 am
Thomas Piketty, Paris School of Economics
Emmanuel Saez, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Gabriel Zucman, London School of Economics
Distributional National Accounts: Methods and Estimates for the United States Since 1913

Discussant: 
John Sabelhaus, Federal Reserve Board
10:00 am
Break
10:30 am
Jae Song, Social Security Administration
David J. Price, Stanford University
Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota and NBER
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Till M. von Wachter, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Firming Up Inequality

Discussant:  
Johannes Schmieder, Boston University
11:15 am
Phillipe Aghion, Harvard University and NBERUfuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Antonin BergeaudBanque de France
Richard Blundell, University College London
David Hemous, INSEAD
Innovation and Top Income Inequality

Discussant: Scott Stern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
12:00 pm
Lunch
1:00 pm
Wolfgang Keller, University of Colorado and NBER
Hale Utar, Bielefeld University
International Trade and Job Polarization: Evidence at the Worker Level

Discusant
David Autor, MIT and NBER
1:45 pm
Dongya Koh, University of Arkansas
Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis, Washington University in St. Louis
Yu Zheng, City University of Hong Kong
Labor Share Decline and the Capitalization of Intellectual Property Products

Discussant: Dan Sichel, Wellesley College and NBER
2:30 pm
Break
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Muge Adalet McGowan, Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques(OCDE)
Dan R. Andrews, Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Économiques(OCDE)
Labour Market Mismatch and Labour Productivity: Evidence from PIAAC Data
4:00 pm
Adjourn


Tuesday, July 14:
8:30 am
Continental breakfast
9:00 am
Carol Corrado, The Conference Board
Jonathan Haskel, Imperial College London
Cecilia Jona-Lasinio, LUISS University of Rome
Bilal Nasim, Institute of Education
Is International R&D Tax Competition a Zero-sum Game? Evidence from the EU 
Discussant: Bronwyn Hall, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
9:45 am
Antonio Falato, Federal Reserve Board
Jae Sim, Federal Reserve Board
Why Do Innovative Firms Hold So Much Cash? Evidence from Changes in State R&D Tax Credits

Discussant: Daniel Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Neil Thompson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Moore’s Law goes Multicore: The Economic Consequences of a Fundamental Change in how Computers work

Discussant: Chris Forman, Georgia Institute of Technology
11:45 am
John Bai, University of Southern California
Daniel Carvalho, University of Southern California
Gordon Phillips, University of Southern California
The Impact of Bank Credit on Labor Reallocation and Aggregate Industry Productivity

Discussant: Javier Miranda, Census Bureau

12:30 pm
Lunch
Joint Session with Macro Productivity:
1:30 pm
Gita Gopinath, Harvard University and NBER
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland and NBER
Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Chicago and NBER
Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, ESADE-Universitat Ramon Llull
Capital Allocation and Productivity in South Europe

Discussant: Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto

2:15 pm
Colin J. Hottman, Columbia University
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER
David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER
What is ’Firm Heterogeneity’ in Trade Models? The Role of Quality, Scope, Markups, and Cost

Discussant: Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm
Lucia Foster, Bureau of the Census
Cheryl Grim, Bureau of the Census
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Zoltan Wolf, Center for Economic Studies, US Bureau of Census
Macro and Micro Dynamics of Productivity: Is the Devil in the Details?

Discussant: Jan De Loecker, Princeton University and NBER

4:00 pm
Adjourn

5:15 pm
Reception at the Royal Sonesta Hotel